Archive for 2017

Trying Too Hard/The 90% Rule

One of my pet peeves is when I hear an announcer say, “Well, they may not have won, but they gave it 110%!”  Or a coach, “Unless you’re giving me 110%, go home right now!”  I want to say to them, “Were you not required to take math when you were growing up?” Full effort, […]

The Reason Behind TLC’s Success

Five years ago today Tennis & Life Camps was changed for good forever.  What happened that day is, in my estimation, the most important reason we have filled camps faster than any time in history; why our retreat camps have expanded and grown and our message of inclusion of all has refined and set a […]

The Power of Love Love

Love, Love.  It’s how every tennis match begins.  Being Valentine’s Day, let me tell you a tennis love story.  It is not what you think. The following story is used with permission from the family. Carson came to our Tennis & Life Camps retreat camp this winter.  He was quiet. He was attentive.  And he […]

Life, Death, and Steve

Steve died two years ago today.  Sometimes it feels like two hundred.  Sometimes it feels like two minutes.  I expect to turn a corner and see his Steve-grin, get a high five, hear a word of encouragement.   But that hasn’t happened for exactly two years now. Death has a way of doing that. But if […]